Middle School Philosophy

Our aim is to make Mt. Slesse an outstanding middle school that will allow our students the best opportunities to achieve their potential both academically and as positive, caring citizens. It is helpful to review the literature from two exemplary documents, which have had a profound effect in shaping North American middle schools.

This We Believe, a position paper of the National Middle School Association, outlines 14 essential elements of a 'true' middle school:

  • Educators who value working with this age group and are prepared to do so.
  • Courageous, collaborative leadership.
  • A shared vision that guides decisions.
  • An inviting, supportive, and safe environment.
  • High expectations for every member of the learning community.
  • Students and teachers engaged in active learning.
  • An adult advocate for every student.
  • School-initiated family and community partnerships.

Therefore, successful schools for young adolescents provide

  • Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory.
  • Multiple learning and teaching approaches that respond to their diversity.
  • Assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning.
  • Organizational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning.
  • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety.
  • Multifaceted guidance and support services.

Information & Announcements

Click HERE for SD33 updates about any school closures due to inclement weather.

In the event of extreme weather conditions, parents are urged to check the School District website www.sd33.bc.ca or tune into radio stations STAR FM (98.3 FM) or The Drive (89.5 FM), to receive up-to-date information on school closures and information on the buses.

Reports will start after 6:00 a.m. and will be repeated often. The information broadcast is directly from the School District. The reports are confirmed, and there is no need to call MSMS, the School District Office or the radio station. Students will be marked absent for the day, but such an absence will not affect a perfect attendance record.
NOTE: There is no "Snow Plan" for Promontory at this time.

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We have added many new staff members to MSMS this year to support all the new students at our school.

Teachers have moved rooms to accommodate teaming and School-based Team members have had to relocate to smaller rooms so that we can make room for all these classrooms! Teacher names are posted outside every door.

  • CORE teachers are arranged by grade level and teams of 3 or 4 CORE classes.
  • The School-based Team members have introduced themselves to every class and students should be able to find them.
  • We have added a few different positions to our middle school, such as another Vice-Principal, an Inclusion Teacher, a part-time ELL teacher, and a full-time Youth Worker.

Welcome to the new school year!    

We have made many changes to our school this year, so please take the time to explore the information on our website. 

We are looking forward to an AWESOME year here at Mount Slesse.

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